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Alexander Technique || |
Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our
everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and
freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination.
Bonding Psychotherapy ||
Bonding Psychotherapy, based on the work of the late Daniel Casriel, makes
use of everyone's need for physical closeness and emotional openness to encourage
the intense expression of emotion. This allows the emergence of unconscious negative
self-defining attitudes, which are then positively restructured, leading to a
greater sense of well being.
anxious people often frame as truth a world view which is rooted in personal feelings
rather than in reality. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy challenges these interpretations
and helps clients develop new thoughts and interactions.
D.I.R. Approach|| |
The D.I.R. approach was developed
by Drs. Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Weider, PhD. It involves meeting the
child at their current developmental level and building upon the particular strengths
of the child. The model focuses on developing a solid developmental foundation
from which the child can learn.
EMDR Trauma Resolution|| |
stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming and consists of bilateral
ocular, auditory or tactile stimulation leading to rapid resolution of symptoms
linked to past events.
This is a highly effective means of addressing and
resolving difficult experiences in the past which have limited a client's capacity
to realize life goals. It is particularly successful in reaching areas which have
been avoided by providing a non-intrusive method of coming to peace with the issues.
In France, this work has been popularized by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber in his
book Guerir as well as his many television appearances.
See: Debra Berg, Rachel
Zahn, Anne Hald-McLean
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy|| |
Milton Erickson pioneered the concept of 'indirect hypnosis'. Through the therapist's
use of special language skills, the client's conscious mind can be bypassed and
indirect suggestions made to the unconscious mind leading to a long-lasting and
See: Marion Blumen
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A branch of clinical
psychology developed in France by Georges Devereux and Tobie Nathan.
It is a methodology and clinical (treatment) approach that combines
anthropology and clinical psychology. Allows an in-depth exploration
of how culture molds individual and collective psychology, psychopathology,
relationships and family dynamics in order to develop innovative
approaches to treatment.
See: Anne Belgram Perkins
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Expressive Therapies || |
therapies emphasize creative and nonverbal modalities (ex: art, role-playing,
movement, focusing) to draw out a client's creative problem solving potential
and other resources. These techniques can be particularly helpful with blockages.
Gestalt Therapy || |
therapy is a psychology and method with a rich and unique view of everyday life,
the depths and difficulties which life encompasses. Gestalt intervention defines,
clarifies, and resolves inner conflicts between the authentic self and
the non-constructive and often abusive inner critic. It was developed by
Dr. Fritz Perls and was considered a groundbreaking methodology during the 1970's.
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Holistic Hypnotherapy is an inner spiritual journey to connect with one's essence
and the wise Higher Self for guidance, healing and truth. It has a broad range
of applications and is also called Soul-Centered Hypnotherapy and Heart-Centered
Hypnotherapy. Works at a profound level to resolve emotional, spiritual, psychological
and physical issues.
See: Jane Grey
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Integral Psychology || |
Psychology seeks to address issues occurring on all levels of our being, body,
mind, soul, spirit and our relationship to the world around us. Because it is
not limited to cognitive or behavioral aspects of self, but places a strong emphasis
on spirituality, it therefore creates true and lasting transformation.
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Integrative Psychotherapy takes into account many views of human
functioning. The psychodynamic, client-centered, behaviorist, cognitive,
family therapy, Gestalt therapy, body-psychotherapies, object relations
theories, psychoanalytic self psychology, and transactional analysis
approaches are all considered within a dynamic systems perspective.
Each provides a partial explanation of behavior and each is enhanced
when selectively integrated with other aspects of the therapist's
See: Sophie Marzin
Integrative Psychotherapy brings together ideas from many schools
of psychotherapy to find the "common factors" which lead
to therapeutic change and growth.
communication is an interdisciplinary methodology which tracks patterns of difficulties
occurring between peoples of different cultural backgrounds as they interact with
their new environment or even within their own families during relocation to foreign
countries. These difficulties affect relationships as well as the success or failure
of international management projects. Often the "trailing spouse" is
the one who experiences the most difficulty, having to cope with an entirely new
environment with neither professional nor social anchors.|
a method of conflict resolution that seeks to reach decisions satisfactory to
both parties. As an alternative to the adversarial system in case of divorce or
separation, it can help reduce the emotional upheaval for the couple and the children
and lay the basis for putting in place the new family constellation. Mediation,
practiced by counselors, lawyers and therapists, has longed existed in other countries
and is now being given legal recognition in France.
Minnesota Model|| |
Model is a multidisciplinary approach for chemical dependency utilizing
the 12 steps program of recovery of AA / NA as well as group and
individual therapy, treating individuals with dignity to help them
heal physically, mentally and spiritually.
Neuro Associate Conditioning (NAC)
The Mastery System is an empowering coaching and motivational methodology
created by the world famous coach Anthony Robbins, author of the best sellers
Unlimited power and Awaken the Giant Within .This method
helps people to overcome procrastination, deal with rejection, failure, and motivate
themselves and others to create an impelling future.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
This powerful therapeutical and self-developement methodology was created in
the early 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. It is the science of subjective
experience (no one perceives the world objectively, but through the filters
of their personal experiences and learnings, coded (neuro-programmed) in their
brains) . Some of those learned programs (behavioral patterns,
beliefs) are enhancing, others are limiting. Decoding verbal and non verbal language
helps to achieve maximum results in minimum time. Unlike most therapeutic approaches,
NLP was not born from studying pathology but from modeling the excellence
of well known psychotherapists, namely Fritz Pearls, Milton Erickson, Virginia
Satir. NLP can help you clear the past, break old patterns, reframe inner resistances,
transform your dreams into specific achievable outcomes, enhance your relational
skills and communication (with others and self). The echology check
takes care of balance and consequences before any important change. NLP is a very
creative approach, in constant evolution, among which visualization, metaphors,
timeline therapy, etc. , help people become creative as well, with their own resources.
Person Centered Therapy||In
the person centered approach, founded by Carl Rogers (1902 - 1987) the importance
of the therapist's sensitivity in tuning into the person's inner world and the
quality of the therapeutic relationship are central in offering the conditions
for encouraging the growth of the person's own inner resources.|
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Psychodynamic psychotherapy is insight oriented, face-to-face psychotherapy
based on psychoanalytic principles.
See: Joanna Kaluzinska
Explores connections between early life experiences and present
issues or concerns; creates opportunities for “corrective
experiences” to promote growth and healing; encourages increased
self-awareness and self-acceptance.
See: Robert Matta
gentle personal transformation technique based on the breath. Very useful for
opening up and releasing blockages on all levels of our being: body, emotions
See: Margot Esther Borden
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Relational Psychotherapy ||
Not a specific theory or technique, the term "relational" refers
to a perspective or way of thinking that appreciates the central role of relationships
with others in the development of individual experiences and psychological states
and traits. A relationally-based psychotherapeutic approach is one that explores
psychotherapeutic change through an evolving relationship between therapist and
See: Claire Finney
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an approach to human dynamics and relationships that considers the individual
within his/her family and social context in order to avoid reductive views of
behavior. Systemics is a rich source for dealing with couple and family problems,
and is now being applied to the work place. In individual therapy, focus on the
systemic web rather than on the intrapsychic dimension also encourages creative
thinking about problems.
Trauma Therapy|| |
the short and long-term consequences from past trauma by establishing a sense
of safety, from where to explore and gain new insights into the past, so that
past trauma can be reintegrated in a way which frees the individual from the symptoms
Twelve Step Programs||12 step
programs provide a structure and a human support system for treating addictions
and other disorders. Working through the steps (rigorously examining positive
and negative life experiences), attending regular meetings, and sharing with others
who are struggling with similar issues all help people relinquish destructive
behavior patterns. Additional support is obtained by choosing a sponsor (someone
who has been in the program a little longer) to call upon or report to when needed.|
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When visualization is used, the individual enters a state of relaxation, and,
through internal images, guided by the therapist, mobilizes his or her own resources
to deal with the particular problem.